Students wishing to focus on the area of music performance, while still fulfilling the broad requirements of the liberal arts degree, may wish to pursue the Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Performance (Vocal or Instrumental). In order to graduate, degree candidates pursing this emphasis will perform/present a public recital. Prospective students for the performance emphasis must be able to read music notation and demonstrate strong technical proficiency in their instrument/voice. Prospective students should keep in mind that the performance emphases at UIW concentrate on classical (art music) style; jazz studies are possible through elective courses. Contact professor Deborah Bussineau at email@example.com for more information on the performance emphasis. (Auditions and Scholarships info - bottom of page)
We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors.
Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.
A. 31-35 credit hours of Musicianship:
B. 25 credit hours of Applied Music and other required upper level:
C. Free Electives: 21 credit hours - Note: MUAP 1244, MUSI 1311, MUSI 1100 or any other music course prescribed as remedial, will not be counted as a free elective.
D. CORE COURSES: 43 required credit hours of General Studies (see university CORE as specified in the applicable catalogue) or visit: http://www.uiw.edu/registrar/corecurriculum.htm
MUAP NOTE: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons, will be placed in appropriate preparation courses (MUAP 1244 or MUSI 1311), which will not count toward their degree plan as either Music courses or Free Electives.
Audition Requirements - Audition Requirements and Dates
A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation, with no less than 36 upper division
(3000-4000 level) courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements
for the degree are fulfilled as stated in the undergraduate catalog.